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I was wondering, If I can turn the distributer back and then rotate the carb wire's
so I can get more advanced timing. I can't turn the ditributer far enough to get it to start Knocking
and then back it off. Or am I in left field with this one?

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"rotate the carb wires"....what'd you mean by that?

Your second sentence, is that a question or a statement? No matter how far you turn the distributor clockwise it won't ping under a heavy load?

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yep, just rotate those wires all around 1 hole and start again.


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What I am trying to explain is rotating the distributer to the left, then jump the sparkplug wires one
hole to the right. When I am saying I can't get it to knock, that is under load, I can advance it all the way right as far as I can and it won't Knock underload, while i'm driving.

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what i've seen done is to pull the distributor out just enough to turn it over one or two teeth on the gear and reinsert and try again.

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Tony: I did exactly that: what you are trying to do. First, line up two of the existing spark plug wires on any handy line, then rotate the distributor housing CCW one set of wires (45*). Then, rotate the wires, one by one, CW, and you should be close enough to start the car. Retime the engine, and you're set.

Some folks say that #1 spark plug should be oriented in such and such a location: baloney! Just do what I say, and you'll be all right.

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